It’s been well over a decade since Ty and his Australian mammal friends were last seen on a home console, but he may be seeing a resurgence with a Kickstarter for a Nintendo Switch port recently being opened.
The Kickstarter is being handled by Krome Studios - the team that worked on the previous entries - with the current goal being $50,000 (£41,119). Higher stretch goals will be announced if the current one is exceeded, with the only current higher stretch goal being new skins for the Switch version at $75,000.
As with most other Kickstarters, there are also numerous reward tiers based on how much someone invests. These range from a $5 tier that includes a backers name into the games credits, to a $250 tier that includes several physical goodies, such as an artbook, a limited press vinyl of the soundtrack, and a replica of Ty’s shorts.
Ty the Tasmanian Tiger originally released for the GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox in 2002, and more recently received a PC release in 2016. Ty is a 3D platformer collectathon, where players traverse numerous Australian inspired levels as the titular character, using an array of different boomerangs to combat various situations and challenges.
While there is no specific release for the Nintendo Switch version, a digital release is scheduled for sometime in Q1 2020.